LG Display says it has fully transitioned to OLED EX

Mike Wheatley

LG Display has said that all of the new OLED television displays it supplies from now on will be based on its more advanced OLED EX technology.


The announcement came as LG Display said it has completed the transition of its manufacturing lines to the more efficient, deuterium-based technology. It did so at the end of the second quarter this year, but it has apparently only just confirmed this news. Flatpanels HD said that as a result of the shift, all OLED TVs made going forward will benefit from the superior display panels.

It’s a big deal because OLED EX is said to make OLED displays 30% brighter than the older technology LG Display used, while enabling the panels to be thinner and more energy efficient. At present, the vast majority of the world’s OLED TVs are built using panels supplied by LG Display, including those from brands such as LG Electronics, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, Hisense and Vizio. While some of these brands have advertised their TVs as being powered by OLED EX, many have chosen not too. As such, LG Display’s announcement means that consumers who buy a new OLED TV next year will have no doubts that they’re getting the superior display.

"LG Display has integrated its EX Technology into all OLED TV displays manufactured at its OLED production plants in Paju, South Korea, and in Guangzhou, China, since the second quarter of 2022," the company told Flatpanels HD in a statement.

A word of caution though - the announcement does not mean that all OLED TVs in the stores right now are built using OLED EX. TV sales have declined this year and many brands have quite a backlog of panels they’re trying to work through. As such, some of the TVs in the shops now might still be using the older, non OLED EX panels, especially the cheaper models.

Still, it seems a given that all 2023 OLED TVs will be based on the new technology. Except, of course, for those TVs that are fitted with QD-OLED panels supplied by Samsung Display. At present there are only two QD-OLED TVs available to buy - the Samsung S95B and the Sony A95K, which are the only alternatives to LG’s White OLED display panels currently on the market.

Check out our review of the LG G2 OLED TV, which was one of the first TVs in the world to sport the new display tech: